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Terminally Ill Cancer Patient Prognostic Factors

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with terminal cancer using the prognostic factors of Shin et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97

Description:

Shin et al identified a number of prognostic factors for a terminally-ill cancer patient. They identified serum uric acid as a predictor for approaching death. The authors are from Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yansei University, Ilsan Hospital, and Dongguk University International Hospital in the Republic of Korea.

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